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May 07, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: Duque thanks Navy frontliners for PPE mission in China
Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III expressed his gratitude to the Philippine Navy frontliners who sailed to Xiamen, China to pick up a shipment of 23,385 boxes of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) ordered by the Philippine government for its health frontliners. “Commander Rogelio Lachica and the brave sailors of the BRP Bacolod City, Philippine Navy deserve praise and gratitude for undertaking this mission during difficult times. Those PPEs are essential to protecting our heroic health frontliners from COVID-19,” Duque said...

May 06, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: Beyond numbers: What the flattening curve really means; protecting children in the time of COVID-19
The Philippines is beginning to flatten the curve. This was reiterated in the May 6 Beat COVID-19 Virtual Presser with Health Undersecretary Dr. Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire and Dr. John Wong, an epidemiologist with the Inter-Agency Task Force’s (IATF) sub-technical working group on data analytics. “Lahat po ng ating mga sakripisyo nitong nakaraang linggo ay hindi napunta sa wala. Nakikitaan na po natin ng mga senyales na napa-flatten na natin ang curve. Ibig pong sabihin, dahil sa ating pagtutulungan at pakikiisa sa mga inisyatiba ng gobyerno, nasimulan na nating pabagalin ang pagdami ng mga kumpirmadong kaso ng COVID-19 upang hindi ma-overwhelm ang ating mga ospital at health system,” explained USec. Singh-Vergeire...

May 06, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: 2nd mega swabbing center set to operate; DOH to provide 400 health personnel
Following the inspection of the first mega swabbing center in Roxas Boulevard yesterday, the Department of Health (DOH), together with National Action Plan Against COVID-19 Chief Implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr. and Deputy Chief Implementer Secretary Vivencio Dizon, National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Taguig City Mayor Lino Cayetano, inspected the designated eastern sector swabbing center inside Enderun Colleges in Taguig City today. “We are still putting together the manpower who will operate these swabbing booths, but the DOH has agreed to supply these mega swabbing centers with 400 human resources for health,” said Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III signifying his commitment to support the operation of the four swabbing centers in Manila and Bulacan.

May 05, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: New mega swabbing center to ramp up COVID-19 testing
The Department of Health (DOH) today, together with National Action Plan Against COVID-19 Chief Implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr. and Deputy Chief Implementer Secretary Vivencio Dizon, inspected the Palacio de Maynila Tent swabbing center, one of the four mega swabbing centers expected to test an estimated 20,000 returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) starting tomorrow. Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III checked on whether the facility observes DOH-issued protocols on testing and proper distancing by going through a short simulation of the crowd and patient management in the facility...

May 05, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH: No new cases in 41 provinces; past two weeks indicate flattening curve
No new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in 41 provinces across the nation over the course of the last two weeks, making the Department of Health (DOH) optimistic that the current measures to control the infection spread are effective. In Tuesday’s Beat COVID-19 Virtual Presser, the DOH also noted that the case doubling time, or the time it takes for newly reported cases to increase two-fold, has slowed significantly since the beginning of the outbreak-- one of the signs that the COVID-19 curve is starting to flatten...

May 05, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: PH starts to flatten curve; ECQ, physical distancing pay off
After a month and a half into the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), the Department of Health (DOH) reported in a media forum Tuesday that the country is starting to flatten the COVID-19 curve. Health Undersecretary Dr. Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire, reported that the country is starting to experience a flattening of the COVID-19 curve. However, she warned of a resurgence of cases when the ECQ is lifted and people start being complacent about social distancing. “Sana matulungan nyo kami na hindi pa rin dapat maging complacent,” she appealed to media during the forum...

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